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December 27, 2006

Dear FOS11 members:

On December 31, 2006 nearly half of you will make at least one New Year’s resolution as you look toward the New Year.  Today, FOS11 is encouraging all of our members to make a resolution that is both important and easy to keep, preparing for emergencies. 

In a recent national survey conducted by The Ad Council, 91 percent of Americans agreed that taking some simple steps to prepare could help protect themselves and their families in the event of an emergency.  However, only 55 percent had taken at least one of the three steps recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign, including getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, and being informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.

Therefore, we are encouraging you to visit www.ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY to learn how to prepare your families, homes and businesses for all types of emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.  Free materials, including family emergency plan templates and sample business continuity plans, are available through these resources.  These materials will provide you with tools to make a New Year’s resolution that will bring you a peace of mind.  

We encourage you to “Resolve to be Ready” in 2007.

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

Sincerely,

Families of September 11